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Russian Culture Day held in Cairo University

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Russian Culture Day held in Cairo University


28.04.2017

Russian Center in Cairo The press secretary of Rossotrudnichestvo in Cairo Irina Izotova advised to the Russkiy Mir Foundation that The Day of Russian Culture was held in the oldest university of Egypt. A photography exhibition devoted to the most picturesque corners of Russia was opened at the philological department. Craftwork items such as Khokhloma works (painted wood articles), Zhostovo trays (special kind of painting on metal lacquer trays), Gzel paining style, Ancient Tula samovars and Kostroma dolls were displayed for students and guests to see at the premises of the university.

Organizers met their guests with pancakes. It is worth mentioning that there's a pancake tradition also in Egyptian culinary culture.

Russian Ambassador to Egypt Sergey Kirpichenko attended the Day of Russian Culture. He thanked organizers and marked the importance of humanitarian and cultural events. He has also talked to students studying Russian at the university and expressed his satisfaction with the fact that Russian as a foreign language was chosen by a considerable number of students.

Rossotrudnichestvo representatives presented the university with books and textbooks on the Russian language.

Students thanked the honorable guests from Russia. They recited poems of the Silver Age poets, sang Russian songs and arranged a small performance based on the Russian fairy tales.

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